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Itx or micro-atx

Scythe1
  • 78 months ago

So I'm debating between these two mobos for my new rig http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131975 - micro atx or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132039 - mini itx

Now I'm not really sure what the micro atx offers that the mini itx can't do. As far as I can tell it is just an extra pci-e slot but I started thinking that sli/crossfire is kinda impractical in a mid-tower case anyway because of heat disbursement and how close the physical ports are on the micro atx board.

I don't really plan on doing video editing or intensive applications, just straight gaming/media hub

Does going micro-atx really give me any substantial advantages? Also this kinda matters because it decides which case I'm going with. I love the look of the Bitfenix prodigy cases but I've heard mixed reviews on the micro-atx style.

Thanks in advance and sorry for long post!

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  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

The main difference is size and cost. If you can fit all your hardware in one pci slot, go for whatevers cheaper

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